Choir traverses human emotion

The Kowhai Singers have been in rehearsals since June for their spring concerts.

Songs of love and loss will be the theme of two concerts by the Kowhai Singers this month.

This will be the second concert series under musical director Ken Leech, who has chosen a very different musical format and style for these performances.

The programme will feature timeless classics from the Gershwin brothers and the celebrated duo Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as songs made famous by singers such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis, the Bee Gees and Carole King.

“From the moment the first note reverberates through the hall, attendees will be transported to a world where music becomes a conduit for raw emotions and shared experiences,” Leech says.

“The programme promises to evoke deep-seated feelings with a medley of beloved tunes that traverse the spectrum of human sentiment.”

In keeping with the more up-beat tempo of some of the items, the choir will be joined by a three-piece band and special guest artists The Castorways.

The two concerts will be held at the Leigh Hall on Sunday, September 17, starting at 4pm, and the Warkworth Town Hall on Saturday, September 23, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are $25, available from Briar Rose Flowers, choir members or at the door (cash only). Students free.